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Fairways Hotel
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Porthcawl
wales
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

We went for a meal here in their new orangery and even though the place is lovely the food was very disappointing we have been before as we are local to Porthcawl and have always enjoyed but this time when we went not so the portion size for the money was disgraceful my husband had sea bass which was no bigger than the Palm of my hand it came on top of a small pile of tasteless green sludge which was allegedly leek mash and the side of vegetables was about 5 green beans and had the cheek to charge £22 for it !!! My husband was still hungry after we left the staff especially bar seemed disinterested a few friends have also said the same thing we will not be going there again

  • Stayed January 2014
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5 Thank shaz44Wales
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English first
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 December 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had our wedding reception here October 5th and we were so glad with our decision to have it here after seeing the plans for the new orangery. The staff during the weeks/months before were an absolute delight to deal with and worked with us to bring together exactly what we wanted. Everything was amazing including the food!! At last porthcawl has a superb venue to be proud of.........thank you for everything and making our day one to remember :-)

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Grabham_man
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Staff were excellent
The room was clean basic but tired
Floors sqeaked as most uk hotels seem to do
Bathroom was basic tired and in need of a makeover
The lift was aged and groaned, and could be heard throuhout the hotel - needs a new one.

Room Tip: ask for a sea view, costs more but worth it
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank PJclapham
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

I had business colleagues visiting Porthcawl and after finding my usual hotel full I recommended the Fairways based on previous experience. It used to be good but the restaurant has become more like a local cafe with poor service. I was surprised to find the restaurant empty when we first arrived but was less so after the meal. The accommodation was reported by my guests as satisfactory but nothing to write home about. We did notice that the front of the hotel was being extended so perhaps we found it at a bad time. However for the time being I have removed this from my list of recomendations.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank D10genes
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Wiltshire
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93 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We visited the hotel with family and had a lovely weekend. The food is very pleasant and well price, the steaks are especially good. The only downside is the rooms do need updating but I gather this is ongoing. The reception, bar and restaurant areas have been renovated and are stunning, this is the best hotel in Porthcawl.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Titanic1
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merthyr tydfil
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here several times over the last few years + have always enjoyed our stay so i thought it was time to write a review very helpful + friendly staff as always. Beautiful food as always. Comfortable , clean rooms a good night sleep as always been decorated very nicely if you want a lovley place to stay we would highley recommend the fairways.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank beynon5
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Level 6 Contributor
34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

As we live locally we were looking forward to experiencing the new restaurant. Chosen to celebrate a special birthday we enjoyed it from start to finish. Service was friendly yet professional and welcoming. Food was wonderfully presented and executed well. Prices on the high side of reasonable for Porthcawl but totally worth it. Oh and adore the chandeliers x. We wkll be back thank you.

  • Stayed November 2013
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1 Thank Chrissywales_9again
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Property: Fairways Hotel
Address: West Drive, Porthcawl CF36 3LS, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Vale of Glamorgan > Porthcawl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Porthcawl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairways Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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